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  1. John R. Hall (2000). Cultural Meanings and Cultural Structures in Historical Explanation. History and Theory 39 (3):331–347.
    One way to recast the problem of cultural explanation in historical inquiry is to distinguish two conceptualizations involving culture: cultural meanings as contents of signification that inform meaningful courses of action in historically unfolding circumstances; and cultural structures as institutionalized patterns of social life that may be elaborated in more than one concrete construction of meaning. This distinction helps to suggest how explanation can operate in accounting for cultural processes of meaning-formation, as well as in other ways that transcend specific (...)
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  2. John R. Hall (1999). Cultures of Inquiry From Epistemology to Discourse in Sociohistorical Research. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
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  3. John R. Hall (1992). Where History and Sociology Meet: Forms of Discourse and Sociohistorical Inquiry. Sociological Theory 10 (2):164-193.
    Conventionally, proposals to improve working relations between sociology and history have been interdisciplinary. The present essay advances an alternative approach-consolidation of sociohistorical inquiry as a transdisciplinary enterprise. All socio-historical inquiry depends on four elemental forms of discourse: discourse on values, narrative discourse, social theoretical discourse, and the discourse of explanation. Though inquiry is transdisciplinary in the problematics of these discourses, concrete methodology typically is oriented either toward theorization in relation to cases (historical sociology) or toward comprehensive analysis of a single (...)
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  4. John R. Hall (1984). The Problem of Epistemology in the Social Action Perspective. Sociological Theory 2:253-289.
    Parsons's epistemology of "analytical realism" could be developed only by first displacing Weber's alternative epistemology within the social action perspective. Reconsideration of Parsons's epistemological moves shows that he came to conclusions unsupportable within the social action perspective. Reassertion of the postulate of Verstehen retrieves his achievements from the pure functionalism and positivism he opposed, by establishing a comprehensive action scheme centered on ideal-type analysis.
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  5. John R. Hall (1979). Max Weber's Methodological Strategy and Comparative Lifeworld Phenomenology. Human Studies 4 (1):131 - 143.
  6. John R. Hall (1979). Time and Communal Life, an Applied Phenomenology. Human Studies 2 (1):247 - 257.
  7. John R. Hall (1977). Alfred Schutz, His Critics, and Applied Phenomenology. Philosophy and Social Criticism 4 (3):265-279.
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